Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Tuesday 20 May 2008

The daily Iraq violence report is complied by McClatchy Newspapers Special Correspondents in Baghdad from police, military and medical reports. This is not a comprehensive list of all violence in Iraq, much of which goes unreported. It's posted without editing as transmitted to McClatchy's Washington Bureau.


A roadside bomb targeted a US military convoy in al-Qanat Street, near the Talbiyah traffic fly over bridge at 7.45 am Tuesday. One hummer vehicle was damaged.

A roadside bomb targeted civilians in Zayuna in the service lane at 9 am injuring 2 civilians.

An IED left in a Kia minibus exploded as the Kia pulled in Rustamiyah area at 10 am killing 1 civilian, injuring 4.

2 unidentified bodies were found in Baghdad by Iraqi Poloice. 1 in al-Kamaliyah and 1 in Abu Disheer.


3 people were injured in Sulaimaniyah city during a fight that was related to a vengeance killing, in Hachi Awa neighbourhood at 8 pm Monday. One of the gunmen is a captain in the armed forces and has been handed over to the military authorities for disciplining.

1 woman was injured in the continued Iranian bombardment of border villages. Halima Ibraheem was injured by flying shrapnel Monday evening and was taken to hospital for treatment. 5 border villages were targeted Tuesday from 11 am until noon.


A five year old girl was killed and 4 other civilians were injured when a suicide bomber wearing a suicide belt detonated targeting Sheikh Mutlab al-Nidawi, head of Nidawi tribe and head of the Sahwa of Mutamar Ahl al-Iraq in the town of Mendili Tuesday morning..

2 mortar rounds fell on Baladruz open air market, Baladruz town killing 2 civilians, injuring 9.


4 Sahwa council members including Qassim Dlaiyil al-Dulaimi head of the Sahwa council in Yeshkan village, 5 km to the east of Dhuluiyah were killed by gunmen in an ambush Tuesday.